Hubster Erika has sent us this wonderful “Taping ReporT” of her trip to the April 8th, 2013 taping of “The Colbert Report”.
NEW YORK, April 4, 2013 – They’re all fighting for third place now. For the first time, “The Colbert Report” has overtaken “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” among Adults 18-49 for a full quarter to give COMEDY CENTRAL the #1 and #2 late night talk shows in the key advertiser demographic, joining “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” at the top of the ratings charts. The multiple Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning series also continued their long-standing dominance among younger viewers finishing the quarter as the most-watched late night talks shows in all of television, both broadcast and cable, among Adults 18-34, Adults 18-24, Adults 25-34, Men 18-49, Men 18-34 and Men 18-24. TheDailyShow.com and ColbertNation.com maintained their industry-leading positions as the top late night talk shows in digital during 1Q 2013 leading the field among Total Visits, Unique Visitors, Total Minutes/Time Spent and Videos Streamed. (source: Nielsen Media Research, most current data, original episodes only, 12/31/12-3/31/13; comScore MediaMetrix, 1/1/13-2/28/13).
Last August, Judge Block was scheduled to be interviewed by Stephen Colbert on the widely viewed Colbert Report. Because of the show’s large, hip, book-buying audience, the Colbert Report is generally regarded as one of the top publicity channels for authors of serious books. Legal luminaries who have recently appeared on the show include Justice Sonia Sotomayor, Emily Bazelon, and Jeffrey Toobin (who, incidentally, blurbed Disrobed).
Judge Block was all set to appear on the show. The date was selected. He had to send in copies of his book to the producers. They asked him how many tickets he wanted for the taping.
Then he got bumped — a not-uncommon occurrence in the world of television. He was given a new date to appear, October 2. The producers asked for additional copies of Disrobed, which Judge Block dutifully sent their way. They again asked him how many guests he expected to bring.
And then, on September 22, he got bumped again. The first Obama/Romney debate was scheduled for October 3, and the show’s producers wanted to have a segment related to the presidential debate.
Sadly, after getting bumped a second time, Judge Block was not rescheduled. When he inquired about the possibility of a new date, the producers told him they “can’t commit at this time” to having him on the show.
Now Judge Block wonders what he should do with the giant gavel that he got for Stephen Colbert, which he was going to present to Colbert on the air. The gavel reads, “Dear Stephen, Thank you for having me on your show. All My Best, Fred Block.” Check it out:
Full Article: About the Law.
Happy Pi day, Happy Ides of March and Happy St. Patty’s Day!
Well, I’m afraid Stephen has not been named new Pope. What an ITP post that would’ve been huh? Alas, Pope (Sub) Urban will have to wait. However, that’s not to say there haven’t been some interesting news items involving Stephen, Jon, and everyone else in the world directly related to Colbert Nation.
In this edition, watching the Colbert Report means you’re smart, Jon’s hiatus, Stephen’s thoughts on the new Pope, Elizabeth Colbert-Busch’s first campaign ad and her major donors, you can get a degree from Second City, and the new late night landscape.
Hubster Victoria has sent us this wonderful “Taping ReporT” of her trip to the February 20th, 2013 taping of “The Colbert Report”.
Hubster Mary Beth has sent us this wonderful “Taping ReporT” of her trip to the January 31st, 2013 taping of “The Colbert Report”.
Politicians relied on them, pundits defended or decried them, and groups like Common Cause, Public Citizen and People for the American Way did their best to challenge them. But only Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert unraveled the mysteries of Super PACs for most Americans. He made these arcane election fundraising vehicles the perfect punch line as he promoted his Colbert Super PAC—with the slogan “Making a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow”—throughout the 2012 campaign. Colbert’s satire was a hoot. But as long as Super PACs continue to dominate our politics, the joke will be on the American people.
Source: The Nation.